Art From the Cheap Seats
Let's face it. I see every performance of a sports team or theater performance with my shoulders against the back wall. I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I have not watched from the back row balcony and most of them are times my father bought the tickets so he'd have someone to go with.
Writers are often supporters of the arts, both museum and performing. We're generally simply creative in general and are interested in both our writing and local arts and sports. I'm one of those.
I should feel glad that I am even able to go to these performances and see the incredible talent in our city or that is brought to our city. And I do. I've seen some marvelous things, from world class opera to originals of artwork by the masters. I've seen famous actors and singers. I've seen the original of Monet's Waterlilies.
A niggling guilty little part of me, however, wonders what it would be like to watch a hockey game from the luxury boxes or a horse race from the glass-enclosed high-priced restaurant at the finish line. I wonder who has the money to pay for season's tickets to the NFL team here, directly on the fifty yard line.
But there I sit in the balcony, every performance, with my small binoculars to my eyes trying to see details of Billy Joel's face as he plays the piano. There are monitors, but geez, you might as well stay home and watch him on your flat screen and save the $75.00. Next week, though, I'm going to see the Kelly Clarkson, 4th row center. No, wait, that was a dream. Writers don't generally make enough for those kinds of tickets.
Back Of The book
Windswept is a romantic novel of redemption and family values and fighting for what is important. Sailing Windswept has always been a family affair and many of Caroline and David Hartford’s fondest memories have taken place on Chesapeake Bay sailing in all kinds of conditions and exploring the bay.
When husband David is unfaithful and commits the ultimate betrayal by bringing his mistress aboard Windswept, Caroline’s world is shattered. He leaves her and she is forced to rely solely on herself for the first time in her life. She has to be a single parent to her daughter, Lily, and to decide if she can forgive David for tearing her family apart.
As David and Caroline work to put their marriage back together, events and other people conspire against them, over and over. Their relationship begins to heal, but the couple is caught in a horrific storm and waterspout on the bay, heading straight for Windswept. They want a chance to love again but Mother Nature might have other ideas.
About Author Cynthia Facette:
Cynthia has been writing all her life, as a newspaper reporter, editor and novelist. She even asked for (and received) a play typewriter for Christmas when she was about ten.
To be near her children and granddaughters, she and her newly retired hubby, moved to the Buffalo, NY area. Through her daughter, who is also a writer, she got hooked up with RWA (Romance Writers of America) and good things started to happen.
She is now writing more novels, taking lots of trips and relaxing by the pool on gorgeous summer days in Western, NY.